In pics: Italy marks Holy Week — a week just before Easter
In the West, it is also the last week of Lent, and includes Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday (Spy Wednesday), Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday), Good Friday (Holy Friday), and Holy Saturday.
In the West, Holy Week is also the last week of Lent, and includes Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday (Spy Wednesday), Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday), Good Friday (Holy Friday), and Holy Saturday.
It does not include Easter Sunday, although traditions observing the Easter Triduum may overlap or displace part of Holy Week or Easter itself within that additional liturgical period.
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, which may also be known as Passion Sunday in some denominations.
During a Holy Week celebration the Friday is marked as Good Friday which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his subsequent death.
Commemorations of often solemn and mournful, many denominations use Good Friday to perform the Stations of the Cross
Easter Sunday, which immediately follows Holy Week and begins with the Easter Vigil, is the great feast day and apogee of the Christian liturgical year.
n this day the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated. It is the first day of the new season of the Great Fifty Days.